Rhinoplasty bruising can generally be expected to last for around two weeks. However, it is essential to be aware that this timeframe can vary depending on several factors, including the severity of the bruising and your physiology.
In most cases, milder bruising will usually subside within a few days, while more severe bruising may take up to a week or more to heal.
After rhinoplasty surgery, the bruising that initially appears will subsequently hide in the shade of reddish blood. Because of this, the redness in the bruising may not necessarily manifest until the next day.
Bruises will become more noticeable 2 to 3 days after the initial swelling. The discoloration will then be quite dark, and it might be purple, blue, or black and will remain dark for some days.
The body begins to repair itself two days after surgery, and the healing of bruising will show itself after several days. The fading may be noticeable after a day or two of massive bruising. The fading bruise will gradually change to a duller green shade. As it wears off, it will become greener in color.
Bruises can appear in brown, yellow, or green colors after one week to 10 days. While they heal, the bruises continue to fade. In most cases, bruises may disappear in as little as two to three weeks. While it may take a bit longer for some cases with extensive bruising, patients with mild bruising will get rid of it in less than two weeks.